Posts Tagged ‘My Favorite Things’

Love You Furever

Monday, April 18th, 2022

 

Has spring sprung yet where you live? We’ve had a few chilly days lately where I am, but I’m trying to keep spring in mind with today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: GREEN! I could have gone with plants and greenery, but it seemed a while since I’d made a cat card, so…

 

 

… green and cats! I made a stencilled background using distress inks: mostly twisted citron and mowed lawn, with a little squeezed lemonade at the top and rustic wilderness at the bottom. That done, I stamped, embossed and Copic-coloured my two cute MFT cats – grey for the current master Duncan, and calico for the now-departed Cricket. 🙂  I also stamped and embossed the sentiment. For the green circle mat, I blended white cardstock to match using mowed lawn ink, and then used twisted citron for the edges of the card base that would show.

 

 

Scrap n Stamp’s Facebook challenge page lists all the daily word prompts for April – play a little or a lot for your chance to win a gift code to the store!

 

Hope Your Day is the G.O.A.T.

Friday, April 8th, 2022

 

Happy Friday! Here we are into the second week in April, and for many of us in Canada, spring is finally starting to show itself. (Don’t worry, I see lots of pics from BC of cherry blossoms and lawns being mowed, but not all of us are quite so lucky. 😀 ) With spring in mind, I chose OUTDOOR for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt.  Today my outdoors includes goats!

 

 

Story behind the card: my brother has a bit of a farm (or as we like to tease him, a petting zoo) and among his many animals are a number of goats. When I saw this new set from Lawn Fawn, I knew it would be perfect for a brotherly birthday card! Don’t worry though, with the assorted sentiments, this set has goat your back 😀  for a variety of occasions. I stamped, coloured and die cut the two goats and little bale of hay and arranged them on my card base to see how they would best look. I added a little grass under them using distress ink and a dry paint brush. Once I’d added and embossed the sentiments, It seemed like it still needed a little something, so I added a couple of clouds in glittery silver. (I cut mine from a decade+ old Memory Box set; this one would work equally well.) My simple outdoor scene is done!

 

Perhaps with the warmer weather you’re spending more time outdoors, but I hope you’ll be able to make something and join us on the Facebook challenge page. Or, as I like to do, maybe you’ll combine things and make a card while sitting outside! And if you’ve just goat to have this sweet set, or any other crafty supplies, don’t forget you can use 10Lindsey to save 10% off your regular-priced order.

 

Somebunny I Love

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Inspiration time for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt: STENCILS!

 

 

This little guy is probably my very favourite bunny stamp – I have a little figurine that looks just like him that my grandmother gave me when I was very young. <3  To start the card, I blended shaded lilac, blueprint sketch and chipped sapphire distress inks using a My Favorite Things watercolour wash stencil. With the stencil still in place, I applied a layer of Nebula glitter gel over the inks. While that dried, I stamped and coloured my bunny with Copics before die cutting him and the crescent moon. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment, and coloured the strip with the leftover ink on my purple brush. Once the background (finally) dried, it was an easy task to put everything together.

 

 

I hope you’ll consider joining February’s challenge! Have a great week.